François Pougel has an MSc in earth sciences and sustainability from the University of Toulouse as well as an MA in geopolitics and international relations from Sciences Po Toulouse. He worked for four years in corporate sustainability in the aerospace industry, coordinating collaborative projects on environmental compliance, eco-design and the end of life management of products. He was also involved in trade associations, policy and strategy making, as well as public funding and risk management projects. François joined the IASS in 2016 to work on the project “Sustainability impacts of Industry 4.0”. He is currently a Research Associate within the new project “Digitalization and impacts on sustainability”. He is also a Project Manager at the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative, an international and NGO-led project that seeks to expand the discussion of SRM research governance, particularly in developing countries and emerging economies.